Meaning of 燥

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Pinyin: zào
English Definition: dry; parched; impatient
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ zào ] the sound of birds chirping
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Example Words
干燥 gān zào to dry (of weather, paint, cement etc); desiccation; dull; uninteresting; arid
枯燥 zào dry and dull; uninteresting; dry-as-dust
口干舌燥 kǒu gān shé zào lit. dry mouth and tongue (idiom); to talk too much
焦燥 jiāo zào variant of 焦躁
枯燥无味 zào wèi tedious; dreary
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Example Sentences
Some ministers will make good martyrs: they are so dry they will burn well.
Every morning when I get up I feel on edge.
I smoked two packs of cigarettes every day during my ten years working in the Ministry of Culture. Because of my addiction to smoking, my fingers were fumed yellow and my lips and tongue got dry.
Its mild, not cold but not dry, young and old Safe.
Peer can produce saliva embellish dryness reduce heat and dissolve sputum. It is used frequently by ancient doctors against esophageal cancer cardiac cancer and stomach cancer.